Barrier breaking Gen. Colin Powell dies from COVID complications

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com General Colin Powell, 84, the first Black United States Secretary of State, has died from complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, according to an announcement Powell’s family posted to Facebook. “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” the

Study shows how medical community neglected African Americans with Covid

By: Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent It’s well-documented that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in communities everywhere, but African Americans mainly have borne the brunt of the disease’s impact. Now, a new study published by the University of Michigan delves further into yet another systemic problem. Findings from the study show that Black

Former Rep. Allen West announces he has COVID-19

In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, file photo, Texas gubernatorial hopeful Allen West speaks at the Cameron County Conservatives anniversary celebration, in Harlingen, Texas. West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. (AP Photo/Eric